Monday, October 08, 2007

Jewish Wisdom

At the end of Steve Erlanger's story on Israel's probelems with the shmitta, I found this:-

Shlomi Taasa, another gardener who is religious, is less conflicted. “The main thing for me is that once in seven years, all people are the same. Whether you’re rich or poor, everything belongs to everyone, and in my garden, everyone can come and take the fruits that grow.”

It is a time, he said, to learn more about his trade. “I can fertilize my brain,” he said, “if not the soil.”

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